June 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Palm Springs Radar Move to TRACON Stalled

A bill tabled by Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., would put a moratorium on the consolidation of air traffic control facilities pending a review of the process by which the consolidations are undertaken. The bill comes following a high-profile spat over folding the Palm Springs radar facility into the Southern California terminal radar approach control (TRACON) near San Diego.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Aviation User Fees

EAA is predicting that the final form of the FAA?s reauthorization bill will be hammered out in contentious conference committee meetings this summer because the House is contemplating a package that differs fundamentally from the direction the Senate appears to be leaning on the user-fee issue. Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee defeated, by a single vote (thanks to tie-breaker Ted Stevens, R-Alaska) an amendment that would have scratched the $25-per-flight ?modernization surcharge? that is proposed for turbine-powered aircraft. A floor vote is still pending on the full package.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Aviation User Fees

EAA is predicting that the final form of the FAA?s reauthorization bill will be hammered out in contentious conference committee meetings this summer because the House is contemplating a package that differs fundamentally from the direction the Senate appears to be leaning on the user-fee issue. Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee defeated, by a single vote (thanks to tie-breaker Ted Stevens, R-Alaska) an amendment that would have scratched the $25-per-flight ?modernization surcharge? that is proposed for turbine-powered aircraft. A floor vote is still pending on the full package.